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Mumbai A-England XI: As it happened


Cricketnext Staff, Cricketnext.com
Nov 05, 2012 at 04:35pm IST

England XI innings, day three

England 149 for 2 in 52 overs: Players are shaking hands as match ends in a draw. Compton and Bell remain unbeaten on 64 and 27 respectively. Compton has played a fine knock of 64 and might pip Joe Root to the post for a place as an opener for England in the first Test against India starting from 15th November. Bell was dropped off the first ball he played but later he unfurled some attractive shots.

Jonny Bairstow's century in the first innings and a fine performance by spinners are the positives England will take from this match but injury issues with Stuart Broad and Steven Finn are their main concern.

Mumbai A-England XI: As it happened

Visitors were 149 for 2 at the stumps as Compton and Bell remained unbeaten on 64 and 28 respectively.

England 127 for 2 in 46 overs: Nick Compton has reached his half-century and it came off 142 balls. He was lucky on a couple of occasions but dug in his heels with dogged tenacity. He now has an edge over Joe Root for the opening slot in England's Test team for the 1st Test against India.

England 96 for 2 in 38 overs: Jonathan Trott has perished after making 30 runs. He was adjudged lbw on the bowling of Suryakumar Yadav. New batsman Ian Bell is dropped off the first ball at backward short leg. It was a sitter. Compton is batting at 39.

England 85 for 1 in 32 overs: Compton and Trott are batting on 33 and 26 respectively. Compton is hoovering up some vital runs to reinforce his chances of playing the first Test. Post-tea session will be the last for the match.

England XI 68 for 1 in 27 overs: Compton and Trott are playing with utmost caution and patience since the match is almost certain to end as a draw. Compton and Trott are batting at 23 and 19 respectively. Compton is looking to get some runs under his belt to stake his place in England's playing XI for the first Test.

England XI 46 for 1 in 17 overs: England are plodding along. Compton is being exceedingly circumspect. He has played 51 balls for his 16 runs. The only boundary of his innings came from an outside edge which went past second slip. Jonathan Trott is playing on 5 as the match is meandering towards draw.

England XI 38 for 1 in 13 overs: Joe Root is adjudged lbw for 24. He shouldered arms to a ball which cut back and he was trapped in front of the wickets. Shardul Thakur is the bowler.

England XI 19 for 0 in 8 overs: England have begun cautiously after lunch. Root and Compton have added 6 runs in 4 overs.

England XI 13 for 0 in 4 overs At lunch, the England XI openers have batted out the brief passage from the their bowlers secured a 59-run lead. The lead is now 72. After two maiden overs, Joe Root took three fours off the fourth over bowled by Javed Khan.

England XI 0 for 0 in 2 overs No risks from Nick Compton and Joe Root before lunch. Two maiden overs in a row.

Mumbai A innings, day three

Mumbai A 286 all out in 101.4 overs The England XI have bowled out Mumbai A for 286 to take a 59-run lead. Jonathan Trott holds a fine catch at second slip to hold an edge off Kshemal Waingankar's bat, giving Samit Patel his second wicket. Javed Khan is then bowled by Patel first ball. Now its time to see which of Nick Compton and Joe Root puts his case forward for Test selection.

Mumbai A 270 for 8 in 97 overs Monty Paneser has another and Samit Patel too has gotten his name into the wicket's column. Sufiyan Shaikh and Shardul Thakur have been dismissed for one run each. Shaikh drove to short cover and Thakur was caught at square leg by Graeme Onions.

Mumbai A 265 for 6 in 97 overs Monty Panesar and James Anderson have struck. Panesar has got rid of Nikhil Patel for 17 and Anderson has removed the captain, Suryakumar Yadav for the same score.

Mumbai: Mumbai A batsman Hiken Shah missed a century against the England XI by eight runs on the third and final day at the DY Patil Stadium. Shah was caught behind by Jonny Bairstow off the bowling of Graham Onions, who could be a shoo-in for the first Test against India if Stuart Broad and Steven Finn are not fit.

The Mumbai A began the day on 232 for 4 with Shah batting on 84. He could get as far as 92 before being dismissed.

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